Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Life's Too Short To Be Incapacitated

by admin - 16:00 on 21 January 2013

The Fearless Ones don't know the meaning of recuperation. Less than seventy-two hours after general anaesthetic and serious surgery the pair were chasing each other over, under and around The Rural Retreat's fixtures and fittings, ignoring Maia's hisses and Matchgirl's squeaks.

When we collected the still-drugged kittens from Dr Death's surgery, Matchgirl was given a printed sheet and a stern warning about making sure the patients were not allowed to over-exert themselves. Unsurprisingly, their thoughtless antics have raised her stress levels to unprecedented heights.

I (to her barely disguised annoyance) am more laid back about kitten-racing, confident that they'd slow down if anything hurt. However, even I took a sharp intake of breath yesterday evening when Pandora, snoozing on The Tess Memorial Shelf, yawned, stretched, rolled over and fell off.

The embarrassed moggy landed safely and unhurt.

Life isn't all action. The pair are still in training for the All-Scotland Feline Sleeping Championship, and in with a good chance of winning gold (Pandora) and silver (Willow).

Kittens 16

Today's Snapathon shot is a bit of a cheat, for it was taken last night. A real Monday snap may still be captured. Otherwise, here are two kittens giving Matchgirl's heart a chance to slow down before embarking on another round of moggy mayhem.

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